A Lexington man was taken to Fayette County jail early Monday after he allegedly cut his roommate with a butcher knife.
Ignacio Ortiz, 60, was charged with second-degree assault.
The victim's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said. Police have not released his identity.
The attack happened at an apartment complex at 1029 Cross Keys Road, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
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Police were called shortly after 1 a.m. for "a disorder involving a knife," she said.
When officers arrived, they found three people inside: Ortiz, the victim and the victim's girlfriend, who was not identified. The victim told police he and his girlfriend were sleeping when he was awakened by a knock at his bedroom door.
His roommate, Ortiz, "was standing there with a butcher knife, made a threat and proceeded to attack the victim," Roberts said.
Alcohol was thought to be a factor; Ortiz was intoxicated as police were investigating, she said.